Gilmanton man falls from ladder

GILMANTON — An unidentified local man was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon last night after falling from a ladder around 7 p.m.

Police Sgt. Matt Currier said the man was working on a tarp on a house he owns on Mallard Road when the "ladder kicked out on him."

Currier said the man was alert but in pain and the decision was made for the helicopter to land at the Gilmanton Public Safety Building on Rte. 140 West. He said the helicopter was on the ground for about one-half hour and that Gilmanton Firefighters prepared him for the flight while waiting.

At press time there was no further information.